Life in the fast Lane for rising star Daniel

DANIEL Lane from Kenilworth Golf Club has earned a once in a lifetime opportunity to play with some of the game’s leading European Tour players and celebrities at the national Golf LIVE show.

The three-day event starts at the London Golf Club in Kent on Friday May 20 and 15-year-old Lane, a four handicap golfer and current Warwickshire under-16 captain, will partner David Howell in a three-hole exhibition match on the opening day.

Lane will be up against Nick Dougherty and Thomas Levet, who will be joined by their celebrity partners, one of whom will be golfing enthusiast DJ Spoony.

Lane, a student at Princethorpe College, was given the opportunity to take part in the Golf LIVE Three Hole Pro/Celebrity Challenge as an ambassador for the British Junior Golf Tour (BJGT) after being named as the tour’s Player of the Year for 2010/11.

A delighted Lane said: “I’ve been lucky to play golf at some top venues with the BJGT including Sunningdale, Woburn, Woodhall Spa, The Belfry and the 2010 course at Celtic Manor.

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“This is the icing on the cake and I am very grateful to tour director Steve Adams, who will be caddying for me at the London Golf Club next week.”

Meanwhile, golden oldie George Wilkinson and partner Geoff Edmunds were crowned Kenilworth Golf Club Winter League champions at Crewe Lane on Friday night.

The unbeaten pair, who finished runners-up last year, went one better by winning seven and drawing one of their eight matches to top the table with 15 points.

Dave Meehan and Malcolm Young finished runners-up with 14 points from Jim Davies and Graham Morgan (13pts).

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Leamington & County’s Mixed Open was closely fought, with only two points separating the top six.

Gordon and Anne Williams from Gay Hill took the honours by virtue of countback after finishing level on 40 points with Tim James and Lucy Doble from the host club.

David and Dianne Robinson, also of Leamington and County, came third with 39 points.

Fourth place was taken by George and Sheila Harris of Weybrook Park (38pts) after a back-nine countback from Stuart and Ali McLean and Alan and Pauline Hayes, all of Leamington and County.

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Nearest the pin winners were Felicity Carless and Des Bowen.

Additional results: Lucas Gold Medal (best gross score): Tracy Atkin: 76.

EWGA medal: Silver Division: 1, Pauline Hayes (70); 2, Eira Hunt (73). Bronze Division: 1, Jane Doble (68); 2, Diana Phillips (70); 3, Pauline Moffatt (73). Copper Division: 1, Carolyn Labrum (71); 2, Catherine Pritchard (72); 3, Carolyn Talbot (73). McDonald Final qualifiers: Hayes and Moffatt.

Stoneleigh’s senior section won both their inter-club friendlies last week, beating Oakridge 4 & 3 and Whitefields 5 & 3.

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Stoneleigh Deer Park: Ladies’ section: Medal Division One: 1, Kully Wain (80-9-71); 2, Susan Langford (94-17-77); 3, Ann Copping (100-20-80); 4, Nicola Woodhouse (95-14-81). Division Two: 1, Juliet Pennant (98-25-73); 2, Norma Fairweather (102-26-76); 3, Christine Wilkes (104-27-77). Division Three: 1, Sheila Tomalin (106-32-74); 2, Christine Ritchie (111-36-75); 3, Jill Lyndon (110-31-79).

Coventry GC: May Medal: Division One: 1, B Hastie (77-8=69); M A Morris (78-9=69); 3, R Wilkinson (78-9=69). Division Two: A Kent-Smith (77-11=66); 2, D Graham (83-15=68); 3. S Beesley (80-12=68). Division Three: M J Payne (86-17=69); 2, S J Davies (88-17=71); 3, J W Richmond (92-21=71).

Junior Daily Telegraph: 1, OG Bacon (77-8=69); 2, A Shanahan (76-6=70); 3, W Kilby (75-4=71).

Midweek Medal: 1, SL Bower (89-21=68); 2, C Aniyi (87-18=69); 3, D Edwards (77-7=70).